If you’re considering having a rhinoplasty procedure done or have recently gone through one, it’s somewhat easy to identify when the procedure has been botched, as the sign of a good nose job is when you can’t tell that work has been done on your nose. The signs of a botched nose job can be subtle or apparent the moment the procedure has finished. In the vast majority of situations, a rhinoplasty procedure will be handled correctly and your nose will appear exactly as you imagined, but there are times when the work is overdone or looks fake, which is something that you’ll want to notice immediately after the procedure so as to ensure that the issue can be corrected quickly. The following are some of the more common signs that a rhinoplasty procedure has been botched.
The Presence of a Scooped Profile
One of the most common signs that your rhinoplasty procedure was botched is if your nose has a scooped profile, which occurs when the bridge of the nose is too low. In the event that you notice the presence of a scooped profile with your nose, this likely indicates that the plastic surgeon who worked on your rhinoplasty procedure shaved away too much of the cartilage and filed the bone down to a level that was too low. It’s also possible that this issue was brought about due to the removal of too much tissue inside the nose, as this could have caused the weakening of the nasal structure, which means that the nose could have slightly collapsed.
Nostrils Appearing Too Large in Size
Once the rhinoplasty procedure has been completed by the plastic surgeon, check the appearance of your nostrils, as a common mistake during this procedure results in the appearance of nostrils being too large or wide in size. It’s highly recommended that you look out for this issue in the event that the type of rhinoplasty you’re receiving is with the shortening of your nose, as the surgeon sometimes forgets to narrow the nostrils when making the nose shorter. This problem is a simple fix and will have your nose looking as intended in no time.
A Tip That is Too Thin
If the front portion of your nose appears to be too thin to the point where it looks similar to a pencil in shape, this could indicate that the rhinoplasty procedure has been botched. This occurs when the tip of the nose has been narrowed to the same degree as the nose bridge, resulting in an odd appearance that you’ll want to have corrected. When it comes to the “perfect” nose shape, it’s always recommended that the tip should be somewhat wider than the bridge of the nose, no matter how the nose was situated before the procedure was completed.
A Pinched Nose
A pinched nose is a common problem that occurs when the surgeon who is involved with your procedure removes too much of the cartilage from just outside of the nostrils. When your nose has become pinched, you will likely have difficulties breathing, which is why this is among the most important rhinoplasty “mishaps” to have corrected as soon as possible.
An Upturned Nose at an Odd Angle
If you’ve received a rhinoplasty procedure in order to have your nose shortened, one of the more common side effects of this procedure is for the nose to be upturned at an odd angle that simply doesn’t appear natural. This occurs when a large amount of tissue is removed from the front area of the septum as a means of raising the nose. If this is the issue that you’re suffering from following your rhinoplasty procedure, it’s essential that you seek out a more reputable and experienced plastic surgeon to make the correction, as this particular issue is more difficult to correct than some of the others in this article. Here at Renu Artful Medicine, Dr. Schoenfeld has the expertise necessary to make sure that an upturned nose is corrected and placed in a more favorable position.
Issues With Breathing
The most obvious sign that your rhinoplasty has been botched is if you come out of the procedure having any kind of breathing problems. At most, this kind of procedure is designed to strengthen your breathing, which is why it’s essential that you contact your plastic surgeon if your breathing is weaker following a rhinoplasty. There are any number of reasons as to why your breathing could worsen with this procedure, the most common of which occurs when the nose has become thinner, as the plastic surgeon could make the mistake of not keeping the airways wide during the procedure. As with all types of plastic surgery, you will have additional check-ups in the weeks and months following a rhinoplasty, which is when you should make sure to mention that your breathing has worsened. However, these issues could be the result of natural swelling in the area that occurs with almost all rhinoplasty procedures. If the swelling and your breathing issues haven’t abated in a couple of months, seek the necessary fix for the problem by contacting your plastic surgeon.
Dr. Philip Schoenfeld of RENU Artful Medicine is a double board certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing facial reconstructive and plastic surgery since 1998 and was voted as one of America’s top surgeons in 2015 by the Consumers Research Council of America. Along with reconstructive plastic and facial surgery, he also performs a wide range of head and neck surgeries in Maryland and Washington D.C.